kevin gunesch, P.E.
principal mining engineer
Mr. Gunesch is a Mining Engineer with 18 years of design and management experience in the mining industry. His experience spans many commodities including precious metals, base metals, coal, oil shale, industrial minerals, and aggregates both working directly for mining companies as well as an outside consultant. The majority of his experience is in economic assessments, mine design, optimization, resource and reserve calculations, short and long-range planning, reclamation designs, grade control, and construction quality control and assurance. He also has experience in hydrogeologic and geotechnical field programs and has managed construction of engineering designs for heap leach pads and tailings dams. In addition, he has worked as a front-line shift supervisor and has managed survey teams and laboratory quality control and assurance personnel. Mr. Gunesch also gained experience in construction and contract management during the construction of a Marlin Mine tailings dam where his responsibilities included contract negotiation, engineering oversight, contractor payment approval, contract closure, bid comparison, and environmental and safety policy enforcement. Mr. Gunesch is fluent in both written and verbal communication in English and Spanish, and has extensive field experience in North America, Latin America, and India. He is a registered professional engineer in Alabama and fulfills the definition of a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian NI 43-101 standards.